Wednesday, January 13, 2010

ISSUING A CHALLENGE!

I have had this planned for quite some time, but am just now getting around to writing about it. Ironically, I've recently read on some of your blogs where some of you seem to have the same problem I have, and I thought this might be a fun way to "work through our problem" together. Has anybody been to a Crocheters Anonymous meeting lately?  :)  


So, I would like to issue a challenge to all of you crocheters and even non-crocheters to dig in those drawers, root through those closets, reach under those beds, rummage in the corners, and clean off those desks . . . . . . . and confess to us, once and for all, how many WORKS-IN-PROGRESS you currently have, stashed away, waiting not-so-patiently to be worked on again. If you crochet, you know what I'm talking about. If you don't crochet, I welcome you to come clean about any other projects you've started in good faith, only to be discarded in disgust, or lack of time, or out of just plain boredom! 


I'm truly hoping I'm not the only one out here in Blogland who has a hard time staying focused on one project. I mean, I'm sure it's acceptable to have a "few" projects going on at the same time. But, I'm talking about those projects that you've set aside, intending to finish on the next rainy day, only the spirit has never moved you to dig those WIPs back out again. 


C'mon, be honest. Come clean. Step forward and admit your guilt. Confess your sins. We all want to know, and SEE!  Yes, I challenge you to photograph this journey, so that we can all share in our shame together. I've been trying to make up some kind of contest to go along with this, but so far, haven't come up with anything bright and original. My goal, which I guess I haven't really made clear, is for us to bring all these old and forgotten projects out of hiding and FINISH them! That's right, I mean C-O-M-P-L-E-T-E them! 


Pammy Sue, are you guilty?  Can you set aside those projects on your "To Do" list and join our liberation? Beverooni, set aside those sweaters for a day or two and reveal to us anything you've neglected. Beansie, you may just be the most ambitious person in my little blogging world. But, surely you have a project or two that needs some TLC. Do I need to continue going down my Blog list and naming names?  You know who you are. Stand up and be counted! 


Seriously, guys, this could be fun. I'm the world's worst about procrastinating. My intentions are good and my goals are ambitious. But, the end result is not as satisfying to me as I'd like. So, I will lead this revolution. I resolve to have a list of my unfinished works-in-progress on my blog, with pictures, by this coming Saturday. Trust me, I am putting a lot of pressure on myself, but once it's spoken, it has to be done. 


I hope you will join me and share in this little adventure. Perhaps some of you might have some ideas about how we could turn this into a game or a challenge or a swap of some sort. I'm anxious to hear your comments. 


And, yes, Hunter, that means I will have to drag out that Spongebob I started almost a year ago and finish it for you. ARRGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!! 

7 comments:

  1. Oh the shame! You would have to point me out by naming me!!!!!! Haha! I love it. Yes, I'll join in. I'll even take pictures and post them on my blog. I think this is a wonderful "exercise" and I think I'll be surprised (and possibly mortified even) at how may WIPs that I have forgotten about.

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  3. P.S. Opps! Really flubbed up that last comment. Well, I was going to say that I have some pattern books that are just itching for new owners. I'd be happy to donate them to those who finish up one of their projects like first, second and third.

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  4. OH KERRI YOUR TIMING IS NOT GOOD FOR ME. TIM HAS OPEN HEART SURGERY TUESDAY.I'LL AT LEAST TRY TO POST PICTURES AND HOPE THAT I CAN FINISH THEM BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR. I HAVE A KINK SIZE QUILT THAT NEEDS TO BE QUILTED BY HAND. I KNOW IT'S BEEN IN NEED OVER 10 YEARS. I HAVE A BABY QUILT I STARTED FOR MY NEARLY 36 YEAR OLD SON THAT ALSO NEEDS TO BE FINISHED. I HAD ENOUGH GUILT GOING ON BEFORE THIS. IT'S NOT ENOUGH THAT I HAD TO ADMIT THAT I THOUGHT CROCHETED THINGS WERE UGLY WHEN I WAS YOUNG, NOW THIS. ARE YOU OUT TO GET ME? :-)

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  5. Hi! You just found a new fan! I was referred to your blog by Kathy (kathyscrochetcabin.blogspot.com)

    Happy Crocheting!

    Melisa

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  6. So does this include my long black scarf?!?!?!?!? ;-)

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  7. Just stopping by from my friend, Pammy house. She seriously should win this hand down. I can't stop laughing as I look at all her project. I thought I had a lot going...well, I do if you count things not made with yarn.

    Glad to have found you. Heading off to peak around and sign up to follow.

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